K-pop boyband CIX have made their much-awaited comeback with a brand-new EP called ‘Hello Chapter 0: Hello, Strange Dream’.
The five-track project is the fourth and final installment of the group’s ‘HELLO’ series, following last year’s ‘Chapter 3’, as well as ‘Chapter 1’ and ‘2’ from 2019. A majority of the EP was written by Danke from lalala Studio, who also worked on their previous releases.
Stream the ‘Hello Chapter 0: Hello, Strange Dream’ below.
‘Hello Chapter 0: Hello, Strange Dream’ dropped alongside a video for the EP’s title track, ‘Cinema’. The colorful video captures members BX, Seunghun, Hyunsuk, Bae Jin-young and Yonghee showcasing the different facets of the entertainment business, from being in the spotlight to working behind the scenes.
Watch the video for ‘Cinema’ here.
Early this year, CIX releases teasers for this conclusion to the HELLO project. On January 21, the group gave a glimpse of the ‘Cinema’ MV with the release of the first teasers, followed by a second batch of teasers two days ago. Meanwhile, the countdown for the EP release began a week ago, with several concept photos and videos released on their social media accounts.
According to their agency C9 Entertainment, the album is a prequel to the group’s debut EP, ‘HELLO Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger’. Moreover, it also highlights the whole music series, which has lasted for almost two years.
Prior to joining CIX, member Bea Jin-young was part of temporary boyband Wanna One, which was formed through the popular reality show, Produce 101.